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Tony Collins: The Emergence of Rugby and Gridiron Football
TODAY’S PODCAST IS A MUST LISTEN!
Tuesdays normally bring an episode of the Pigskin Dispatch podcast in which Darin Hayes and I discuss a recent TidBit. Today’s episode is different, featuring a conversation Darin and I have with Tony Collins, a social historian and emeritus professor of history at De Montfort University in the UK.
Tony is the world's foremost authority on the emergence of the world’s football codes (rugby union, rugby league, soccer, gridiron football, and others) in the 19th century, so this episode provides a fascinating look at how rugby, gridiron football, and other codes diverged during the sports’ formative years.
If you want to understand better how gridiron football came into being, this podcast will be among the most informative you will hear.
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